Buy at least 10k Hilton points to trigger 100% bonus.
Hilton has kicked off its first sale of 2020 with a 100% bonus if you buy at least 10,000 points (before bonus).
Hilton points usually cost USD0.01 each, so a 100% bonus means you’re buying them at half a cent (USD) per point, the lowest price Hilton has offered in a while.
Note that each account can only purchase up to 80,000 points per year before bonus, so this is a good chance to max out your purchase for the year. if you need and want to buy more points, nothing is stopping you from opening new accounts and purchasing more points, given that it’s free to transfer points between accounts.
Why should you buy points
Buying Hilton points is one of the most value-for-money ways to book luxury hotel rooms for less.
A quick search on ‘Hilton points redemption’ will show you that these points are good value for resort properties, including Waldorf Astoria Maldives, which goes for 120,000 points per night, translating to USD600 if you buy the points with the bonus. That’s still pretty much a deal given that the cheapest room night typically go for USD1,400 upwards.
Closer to home you can also try for Conrad Koh Samui at 95,000 points per night (translating to about USD475), a property that usually goes for USD700 per night.
Hilton Honors also offer a 5th night free if you use your points, so if you have a huge points balance, your points outlay for these swanky resorts will go down.
How to buy points
If you are a Hilton Honors member and are subscribed to their promotional emails, you should have received an email earlier this week on the offer.
Otherwise, simply go to Hilton.com and sign into your Hilton Honors account (sign up for one if you don’t have).
Navigate your way to “Buy Points”, and the offer should be automatically reflected there.
This is certainly one of the best deals Hilton has ever put out for the purchase of points.
However, as conventional wisdom has proven, do not buy points speculatively unless you have an intended use for it in the near future.
In Hilton’s case, since the hotel chain has stopped publishing award charts a couple of years ago, you may find that the number of points required may shift from time to time, so there’s a level of uncertainty if you intend to hoard points and redeem later.
Remember – sale ends 20 January 2020, 12.59pm Singapore Time.